URL presents JC vs T-top


Ultimate Rap League(URL)
 blesses us with their latest battle between two veterans from the Traffic 3 event. Pontiac, MI’s JC and the North Carolina’s T-Top pull no punches and go all out for three rounds. Prior to this event, JC was on a killing spree reeking havoc on stages. Can T-top take the drive out the Pontiac emcee? Check out this controversial battle and let us know who you think got it. Shoutout to the URL, T-Top, and JC. Check out more battle from URL on Youtube.


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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Get Familiar with G-EPIC

It’s always a pleasure when you find a talented lyricist in these days where image outshines the art of lyricism. A talent with a lot potential. A talent with the power to shake things up. A talent with a unique sound that keeps you engaged and wanting to hear more. The talent I’m talking about goes by the name of G-Epic.

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G-epic is a NYC transplant hailing from Miami, FL who started writing rhymes at eight years old and hasn’t let up since. As a child, the emcee drew his inspiration from Biggie, Jay-Z, Tupac, and Outkast. After his second year in college, G-epic made the bold move from Miami to New York to pursue his dreams of doing music full time.

It’s easy to see, G-Epic made it his personal mission to see he gets the respect he deserves with his music. He recently released his song “The Plug” which is getting a lot of request and spins on radio stations. G-epic is steadily proving he is built for music business and is putting out quality music that gaining notoriety all over social media. Word has it, G-Epic is opening up for Snow the Product and Lil Bibby’s April concert in Denver, CO.

On January 25, 2018, G-Epic announced that his new album “Epic Life” is on the way. If songs like “The Plug” and “Mountain Top” are only a taste of G-Epic’s latest independent venture; the streets are going to be in an uproar and talking about this wordsmith for a long while.

It’s rare you find a talent that comes out of nowhere and gets props from some of the hip-hop scene’s elite. Battlerap living legend, Loaded Lux, is on record saying the music he heard from G-Epic is fire. This statement shows that G-Epic is obviously going to be ahead of his peers when he drops Epic Life; possibly in a league of his own.

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Check out G-Epic’s new single “The Plug” above and share with your friends so they can be familiar as well. If you are in Colorado call your local radio station and put them on game by requesting, The Plug by G-Epic as well.

        Call-in to: KS 107.5               (720-489-1075)
                          96.1 THE BEAT   (719-226-2328)
                          98.5 Blazin FM   (719-597-9898)

You can find G-Epic on all social media platforms listed below.

Twitter: @iamgepic    Instagram: @gepicmusic

No Shoutout, No Justice? Meek Mill vs Judge Genece Brinkley

Just when the system thought they had one up on Meek Mill; he came back like his intro on Dreams vs Nightmares.

     “Hold up wait a minute, Ya’ll thought I was finished…

Meek got a major W in what looked like a big legal win last week.  The ruling came back that transcripts involving him and Judge Genece Brinkley could be used in his appeal. Judge Brinkley is the one who put the MMG emcee behind bars for two to for years for probation violation.

Meek’s legal team feels sure the transcripts would show Judge Brinkley pressured Meek to record a rendition of the Boys II Men hit “On Bended Knee” with a shout out to her in it. The court transcripts would also show that she requested Meek drop Roc Nation for management and use her friend Charlie Mack instead.

Did this court appointed official just use her position to get a song, a shoutout, and put her homie on? Is she mad because Meek got a promising career and the ONE movie she made didn’t make Netflix? Was it even in Blockbuster? WAS THE MOVIE EVEN WORTH REMAKING IN TO HD?
I’m not going to say this IS extortion, but I DAMN SURE won’t say it ISN’T.

Turns out, it wasn’t Judge Brinkley who wanted Meek to jump ship from Roc Nation and sign with Charlie Mack. It was Meek Mills’s probation officer that suggested Meek use Mack, saying he would give him more guidance and put him on the right track. Brinkley shot down that accusation from the court bench stating she didn’t want the record to show who his management is or not. The probation officer did say “What I like about Charlie, he is not invested in Meek Mills. He is invested in Robert Williams [Meek’s government name].” So it was Meek’s P.O. trying to put their friend on; not the judge.

Smh. YOU CAN GET THAT WHOLE LOGIC AND STATEMENT THE ENTIRE FUC* OUTTA HERE!

We still have the issue of the Boys II Men remix and a damn shoutout. Now get this! After learning all that; a court clerk gave Meek a note on the low, asking for money for her son’s tuition. C’mon Son! Ed Lover voice.

Unfortunately, it still looks like Meek may not be getting out of his sentence because Brinkley did something wrong, but a formal court investigation is in the works.

It’s sad when you see the system that’s supposed to be for you, be against you. It’s even worse seeing that same system trying to use you and impose their own will.  Judge Brinkley. Meek’s P.O. That money hungry court clerk. Please hold this L. I hope Charlamagne gives every official Donkey of The Day and more. This man needs and deserves a new trial with…I don’t know… AN IMPARTIAL JUDICIAL COMMITEE AS EXPECTED IN A DAMN COURT OF LAW!

Hold your head Meek. We’ll see you home soon.
#FREEMEEKMILL

Jay-Z vs Donald Trump

On January 27, 2018, Hip-Hop Icon Shawn (Jay-Z) Carter was a guest on the debut of CNN’s The Van Jones Show. It was here that Hov was asked about the president’s comment “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?” during an Oval Office meeting rejecting the bipartisan immigration DACA deal. The president’s comment/question was aimed at African countries in general. Several senators reported this was the comment verbatim from the leader of the free world’s own mouth.

Mr. Carter replied to Van Jones stating “Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really hurtful because he’s looking down on a whole population of people and he’s so misinformed because these places have beautiful people.” Jay-Z continued to explain how President Donald Trump’s exposed a larger problem in America I like to call covert racism.

There was a moment when Donald Sterling had been exposed as this racist on a private phone conversation that he was having and they took his team from him, And it’s like, OK, that’s one way to do it. But another way would have been, let him have his team and then let’s talk about it together. … Maybe some penalties. Because once you do that, all the other closet racists just run back in the hole. You haven’t fixed anything. What you’ve done was spray perfume on a trash can,” – Jay-Z

Hov continued the correlation between racism and trash saying the more perfume you spray on the trash; the more bugs you attract. You still haven’t dealt with the trash, meaning racism.

This is where it gets good. Hov continued on and said “You don’t take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable and then, you know, as those things grow, then you create a superbug. And then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug.” Can we get a Don Demarco for the God emcee, please? A standing ovation is in order.

Van Jones went on and asked what were Jay-Z thoughts on the President saying he is dropping black unemployment and if he puts money in our pockets; does that make him a good leader.

Jay-Z replied,”No, because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point,” he said. “It goes back to the whole thing — ‘Treat me really bad and pay me well.’ It’s not going to lead to happiness, it’s going to lead to, again, the same thing. Everyone’s going to be sick.” 

The Roc Nation CEO continues what can only be summarized by his own quote.

“Now, politics has become about votes and not about people.”

Hov went on and gave Van Jones this statement. “My problem with government is, I think they forget that it’s real people behind these decisions that they’re making. … We’re, like, people going through real things in real time and in real pain. And when you ignore that pain for so long, people — they will act out, and it’s like, ‘I want to see something different.” And that opens the door to what we’re living through now.

Today, Donald Trump decided to respond to Jay-Z’s interview by tweeting “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” 

Smh…So I guess were going to forget the fact JAY-Z ALREADY RESPONDED TO THE FUC*KING TOPIC, ARE WE?!?! How do you rebuttal something with an answer that’s already been answer? To paraphrase Jay-Z; Do you fools listen to interviews or do you just skim through it? Bottom line, Trump’s tweet means absolutely nothing because the answer was given prior to the tweet. Jay-Z was informed before Van Jones and informed Mr. Jones how he felt about issue. I feel a Hollow Da Don bar is in order here.

I’m so far ahead and above with my time. I can rebuttal your rhyme before you come up with the line.” -Hollow Da Don, vs. Loaded Lux

That’s exactly what happened here. I can’t even understand why twitter is in an uproar. I’m glad to see Jay-Z trending. It’s Grammy Sunday and Hov has 8 nominations. All Jay has to do is win one and this battle goes to Round 2. Hov! It’s on you.

 

 

 

China’s Attack on Hip Hop Culture

The Chinese government is NOT feeling the Hip-Hop culture. They aren’t feeling the music, the message, or the looks of those who embrace the Hip-Hop scene.

Sina, a Chinese news outlet, reports the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) now “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos that depict hip hop culture, sub-culture (non-mainstream culture) and dispirited culture (decadent culture).”

Gao Changli, director of the administration’s publicity department, summarized the Hip-Hop ban in four “Don’t”rules on Friday:

  • Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble
  • Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and obscene
  • Absolutely do not use actors whose ideological level is low and have no class
  • Absolutely do not use actors with stains, scandals and problematic moral integrity

The ban caused the immediate removal of rapper GAI from Chinese TV’s Singer, which is an American Idol-like show. He has been removed from all clips on China Hunan TV’s Youtube Channel.

Rapper Mao Yanqi, aka VaVa, was also removed from the variety show Happy Camp, according to Tecent News. Music by Triple H, an underground Chinese emcee, has also been removed from major streaming sites. It gets worse! A contestant on the show Super Brian, which is not even hip-hop show, had his chain blurred out.

  “A chain?!?! You blurred out a fuc*in chain, China! How petty can you be?!!”blurred

In addition, Chinese rapper PG One was forced to publicly apologize earlier this month after one of his tracks “Christmas Eve” was deemed to demean women and promote drug culture. The song was released in 2015 and has been removed from all streaming services in China.

PG One said the track was an “early influence of hip-hop culture and black music” and thanked “public supervision” as he apologized.

Xinhua wasn’t trying to hear all that from PG One and said “the singer who disrespects the industry and the audience doesn’t deserve to own the hip-hop stage.”  Shoutout to Xinhua. Talk that “You can’t eat off the culture, if you turn your back on it” shit!

CAVE GANG x Sh*t We Smoking

Battle rappers can’t make songs……is a stereotype that is being defied day-in and day-out. Tay Roc and the Cave Gang conglomerate are here with their smoker’s anthem “Shit We Smoking.” This song’s mellow vibe is definitely capable on being on your playlist when it’s 4:20 time. On this track, Burke Bucs and Hazey Foxx exchange bars in a Jadakiss-Styles P like fashion enhancing the beat’s hypnotic feel. Tay Roc laces the song with a catchy hook; nothing too fancy or overdone. It’s dope and easy to chant along with. Roll up, light up, and check out the Cave Gang putting in work and enjoy the vibes.  Let us know what you think.

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RUM NITTY x BODIED

Rum Nitty. A name you may not be familiar with, but will need to in 2018. Some of you know the Phoenix emcee from URL (Ultimate Rap League) for battling numerous lyricist; whether it’s the small room or big stage. Nitty has been showing that his talent extends past battlerap and is nice on the mic. Rum Nitty shows his lyrical versatility on Bodied alongside New Jersey’s, Lotta Zay. This track is fire! The horns on the beat and how Nitty switches flows mid-verse make this song crazy. Especially, when you hear Rum at the end of the track double-time rhyming and losing his damn mind. I definitely can see why this cut made the soundtrack, but got chose at the title track for this film. Check it out below and let me know what you think. Tell Nitty, we need that interview in 2018.

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Will Tesla x Lyrics Hidden In The Beat

Will Tesla is back in his own lane on “Lyrics Hidden In The Beat”. As an anime fiend, I was already smiling hearing the Naruto sample, but once I heard the beat flip.Shoutout to TrackGonEat; OMFG, I lost it. Tesla came on this track and took no prisoners. The diversity of the flow and confidence exhibited on this track makes it easy to nod to. If this sets the tone for his upcoming mixtape, Childhood Fantasy, we definitely could have something to vibe out for this cold winter. This teaser has replay value to hold you over till his next release, but at the same time makes you eager to hear what’s next. Check it out below and let me know what you think.

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DAVE EAST – My Little Secret

Morning ya’ll. I woke up and saw this jewel from Harlem’s Dave EAST. This smooth, laid back, vibe is just what I need to start my morning. It seems Dave East surprised the world dropping his album; Paranoia: A True Story, last night too. So stay tuned for that.

Also, a really special shoutout to Asia Keys; she’s the main lead/love interest in the video. Instantly became a fan. Call it thirst if you want, but the girl is bad. Ya’ll have a good day and enjoy Dave East- My Little Secret.

Treazon x Medusa

 

Check out this song from one of Cleveland’s own up and coming stars. Treazon is back like he never left with a hit single that is sure to get a lot of love. Click Play and enjoy the ride into Medusa’s eyes.

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